Being an adult can be hard. So many people get carried away with all of the responsibilities involved that they forget to relax and indulge a little.
The funny part is, once we do have some time for ourselves, we don’t know what to spend our time on. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of options to help you explore your creative side and make sure you’re enjoying yourself!
1. Diamond Painting
If you fancy having a piece of artwork on your wall but just haven’t gotten around to it, diamond painting could be the new hobby for you.
In recent years, DIY diamond painting has gained a lot of interest due to its simplicity and exquisite results. Imagine a pixelated picture. But instead of pixels, you place ‘diamonds,’ also known as rhinestones or drills, onto the canvas.
There are 3 different types of diamond paintings.
- Pre-printed partial coverage painting. Your canvas will have a pre-printed image, and there will be some sections where you will place the diamonds.
- Pre-printed full coverage painting. Similar to the previous painting, there will be a pre-printed image on the canvas, but you will be placing diamonds on the whole canvas.
- Blank grid with full coverage. Essentially, you are given an empty grid and you’re free to create and design it however you wish.
Typically, diamond painting instructions and diamond painting supplies are included in your purchase. So if you’re worried about getting all the materials you need, get diamonds kits so you won’t need to buy any extra materials for your painting.
The way you actually ‘paint’ with the diamonds comprises of 3 simple steps.
- Dip your diamond applicator in the wax provided in your diamond painting kit.
- Pick up the diamond on its rounded side with the same tip.
- Press the diamond against its corresponding position on the canvas. Even if you’re not the neatest painter, that’s okay; you’ll be able to push the diamond slightly to move it to the desired position.
Find out more about Diamond Painting on our article Everything you need to get started.
If you’re more interested in a hobby that requires more nimble fingers, crocheting can be appealing to you.
It’s a simple hobby. You’ll only need 3 things:
- a crochet hook
- some yarn
- sharp ended scissors.
Other than being a fun hobby, you’ll be able to create some useful things such as beanies, mittens, dolls, and many other things.
Check out our collection of tools and supplies for beginners and more experience crafters.
3. Adult Coloring Book
Remember the days when you had your crayons and your parents would ask you to ‘fill inside the lines’? Well, this hobby might lead you to reminisce.
Adult coloring books are more complicated versions of the drawing books you had as children. Themes of the drawings differ greatly, ranging from flowers to intricate patterns.
These coloring books are known to be one of the best stress-relieving hobbies. It’s also a good mechanism for people who are going through rehabilitation.
If you’re just starting out, there are plenty of pre-printed coloring books for you to fill in with whatever colors you desire.
Once you feel like you’re a pro, you can transfer your work to a blank sheet and design the patterns yourself and then color them in. This way, you’ll be able to create and color whatever design you like.
Check out this video on how to improve your coloring skills:
4. Wood Working
Have you ever wished you had a little piece of furniture or set piece that you never managed to get? Here’s an idea: you can make it yourself!
Woodworking is a rising popular hobby for people who are interested in simple carpentry. However, you will need a couple of necessary tools – more than the average hobby. You’ll need all of the following:
- hand planes
- hand saws
There will be a couple of basic skills you’ll have to pick up before building away. Drilling holes, smoothing surfaces, and cutting wood will all be essential skills to create any sort of woodwork.
5. Candle Making
If you’re into aromatherapy, then this hobby could be a double win for you. With the art of making candles, you’ll be able to choose whichever aroma you like best and use it as your candle fragrance.
You’ll need 5 major things for candle making:
- wax for the body of the candle
- a correct-sized wick
- your choice of aroma
- a double boiler to melt the wax
- a container that can withstand the heat
You can also use a mold instead of a container if you prefer to do it the old-fashioned way.
If you didn’t know already, aromatherapy is one of the biggest trends in the market with multiple health benefits. If you’re really into making candles, you can consider opening up for business or making them as gifts for others who are sure to enjoy them.
There is an interesting range of options to have a little fun and forget about being an adult for a while. All of these choices can help you relax and also give you a little piece of artwork in return for your efforts.